Greer's OC: Bella Faccia provides variety

We can't think of a local beauty store that carries as many premium quality products as Bella Faccia Beauty Boutique in Costa Mesa.

From medical grade Obagi skin care, to Italian-based Davines, Bella Faccia is really a one-stop shop for European, mineral, and other lux products that you've always wanted to try.

They also carry Darphin, Epicuren, True, Priori, Glo Skin Care, Bliss, Decleor, Eminence Organic Skincare, Dermalogica and much more. Inside the store, you'll also find the L Spa with a hair salon, makeup services, waxing and facials by aesthetician Laura Cisneros. Facial services include anti-aging, microdermabrasion, and oxypeel treatments.

Bella Faccia, at 269 E. 17th St. in Costa Mesa, is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. For more information, call (714) 401-6925, or visit


Step into Lobby

Lobby at the LAB Antimall in Costa Mesa recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. It is the place to find men's and women's apparel from emerging and established designers known for taking risks in fashion and style.

For men, find designs from Dead Cities, Publish, Copy, Chambers, Freshjive, Cobra Lord and Fremont. For the ladies, one can find lines from For Love and Lemons, Laugh Cry Repeat, Stones, Boyhood, Lovers + Friends, Style Stalker, Neon and Brunette Vintage.

Also shop for select shoes, jewelry and Sabre frame glasses, as well as quirky gifts such as a stainless steel bowtie, ninja star fridge magnets, Knife Magnet, a black deck of cards, a knuckle bottle opener, or a zipper mug.

Lobby is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The LAB Antimall is at 2930 Bristol St. For more information, contact (714) 966-9095 or


Kriser's all-natural pet food shops opening in O.C.

Kriser's is serving the pampered pets (and their parents) of Orange County by opening two all-natural pet food and supply stores at Westcliff Plaza Shopping Center in Newport Beach and at Alton Square Center in Irvine.

The stores offer an array of all-natural wet, dry and raw pet foods from Canidae, Evo, California Natural, Orijen, Wellness, Fromm, Earthborn, Nature's Variety, Merrick, Primal, Stella & Chewy's; pet supplements, treats, toys and supplies, as well as grooming services, classes and even pet birthday parties.

Stop by Kriser's grand opening celebration on Saturday, July 14, at 5365 Alton Pkwy. in Irvine. Kriser's is also at 1044 Irvine Ave. in Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 515-0000.


You can't knock the stuffing out of these babies

Stressed out, overwhelmed, overworked, under appreciated, over it all, and you just want to break something. Well, luckily for you there are now Dammit Dolls.

The unbreakable, always loving and constantly reassuring doll that dares you to knock the stuffing out of it. Let's be honest, stress balls are far too primitive and unsatisfying — grab this doll by the legs and smash its head into the wall and get the stress out of you with sophistication.

Dammit Dolls are available in Los Angeles at Fred Segal and the Rose Café, and now they are making their way down to Orange County at Tight Assets and The World Newstand in Laguna Beach.

At just $14.99 each, a Dammit Doll could be the perfect for the person who has everything, except a great day. If you know a stressed out mom, workaholic, or overachiever, a Dammit Doll could be just what they need.

The dolls are available online at, at Tight Assets, 180 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, and at The World Newstand, 190 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach.


Girl camp!

Give the girl in your life a chance to attend a one-week camp, from July 23 to 27, at Sage Hill School in Newport Beach to develop leadership skills and pursue her personal best.

Sage Hill and Girls Inc. of Orange County have partnered to offer the unique camp for girls ages 10 to 14 that will address the pressures of adolescence, developing life skills, achieving academic success and future career options.

Tina Aldatz, president and founder of Foot Petals, a multi-million dollar brand, will be a guest speaker throughout the week and will meet individually with attendees.

The camp's philosophy is based on "The Student Leadership Challenge," an award-winning book by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner.

Girls will be challenged to cultivate leadership and decision-making skills. They can be themselves, identify goals and values, boost their self-esteem and confidence, and develop positive relationships.

Sage Hill School is at 20402 Newport Coast Drive in Newport Beach. Cost is $180 for the week-long program. To register, visit or call (714) 597-8600.

GREER WYLDER writes Greer's OC for the Huntington Beach Independent each Thursday and the Daily Pilot and Coastline Pilot each Friday. She's the founder and president of, a free daily email service that provides the latest in Orange County fashion, dining, music, events and trends. Her blog can be viewed and she can be contacted at

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